Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive January 23-27

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

We have an exciting opportunity to serve from the heart through our partnership with SC Career Kids for Epworth Children's Home. Each grade-level is tasked with donating 1 specific item. The grade-level with most donated items will receive a popsicle party! Would you consider joining us in providing for the children at Epworth?

Collection boxes were delivered to each classroom last Wednesday. Many bees have already begun bringing in items. All items must be donated by Friday, February 3rd. Thank you so much for your help in this partnership to give back.

4K and 5K - Paper Plates

First Grade - Plastic Utensils

Second Grade - Paper Cups

Third Grade - Laundry Detergent

Fourth Grade - Clorox Wipes

Fifth Grade - Liquid Hand Soap

Shannon Fincannon



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Important Dates

1/27 100th Day of School-All bees are invited to dress like they are 100 years old!

Coming Soon:

1/29 Choice and Magnet Application Closes

1/31 School Board Appreciation Lunch

2/3 D5 Families Notified about Lottery/Magnet/School Of Choice by 4 pm

2/6 D5 Kindergarten Registration Opens

2/7 Class Pictures

2/8 Early Release 11:40 am

2/10 Sweetheart Dance 6:00-8:00 pm (must purchase tickets in advance)

2/12 D5 Choice/Magnet Acceptance Window Closes

2/15 PTA Meeting/1st Grade Performance in Auditorium 6:00 pm

2/15 D5 Arts are Elementary Event 6:00 pm Irmo High School

2/16 F2F PTA Board Meeting 7:15 am

2/17 Teacher/Student Holiday

2/20 No School for Students-Teacher PD Day

2/22 Virtual SIC Meeting 3:15 pm

2/23 Multicultural Fair 5:00-6:00 pm

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5th Grade Yearbook Dedications

The Irmo Elementary School yearbook features a 5th Grade Dedication section highlighting and celebrating the growth and success of our graduating bees. The cost is $30 per dedication and must be paid online. The link to pay is included on the form. If you would like to include a picture/dedication for your child, please click the link here.

Pictures may be sent in an envelope (care of Lindsay Barrack) to be scanned and returned or they may be emailed to Ms. Barrack at If emailed, you will receive a response to ensure it was received. Pictures may be cropped to make sure both picture and text fit in the business card-sized space. All materials (form and pictures) are due by 3pm on February 1, 2023.

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The Sweetheart Dance is Back!

The PTA invites all students to enjoy an evening of fun with a special parent/adult of their choosing for our Sweetheart Dance on February 10th. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Visit to buy online. Family tickets are for IES students only as space is limited.

Date: Friday, February 10

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Cafeteria

Parking: There will be plenty of parking in the back of the school off Fork Ave.

Dress: If your student wants to wear a Cinderella dress, a Batman cape or your Sunday best, it is all welcomed! Children and adults attending the Sweetheart Dance must follow the school dress code.

Music: Our DJ will have something for everyone! The cafeteria does get loud and we will be using blacklights.

Photo Booth: Bring your cell phone to capture your memories.

Food: Light snacks will be served

Tickets: When a Family ticket is purchased for multiple kids and parents as a family, each student has their own ticket with the parents listed as "parent OR parents". Each student can enter the dance with either parent. Due to capacity limits, siblings who are not IES students are not allowed to attend.

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4th and 5th Grade Bees...

The University of South Carolina is inviting more families to join the over 700 families already participating in the Healthy School and Summer Study for 2023.

This project is open to all 4th-5th grade students.

If you signed up last year you DO NOT need to sign up again.

Participants will wear a Fitbit-like activity watch for two weeks and parents will complete online surveys during the following two time periods:

  • April 2023 for 2 weeks
  • July 2023 for 2 weeks

Participants can earn up to $290 in gift cards for completing the measures ($145 each 2-week period).

Click this link to learn more and sign-up!

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Final Opportunity to Order a 2022-2023 IES Yearbook is Closing Soon! Don't Miss Out!

Click this link to order your IES yearbook!

The deadline to order is March 1, 2023.

Cost: $26

Online Code: YB25664

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Breakout Club Reminder

Breakout Club will meet in Mrs. Chapman's room on Jan. 30th right afterschool and will dismiss at the front office at 4:00pm.
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